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Arena Fonte Nova

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City, Country Salvador, Brazil
Year 2009–2013
Client State of Bahia
Architect SCHULITZ Architekten
Services Structural Engineering
Services provided by the Stuttgart branch (formerly EFA Ingenieure)
Facts Surface area Roof: 32,000 m² | Competition: 1st prize

The New Arena Fonte Nova, in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil, which hosted several matches for the 2013 Confederation Cup and 2014 FIFA World Cup, includes a lightweight roof based on a spoke-wheel system relying on a combination of a steel structure and a cable system with comparatively low prestress. This hybrid structural system implies a series of features, making the Arena Fonte Nova a unique stadium, with probably the lightest and most economical ring-cable roof worldwide.

Structural Engineering
Hall & Roof